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Americans will spend half their lives taking prescription drugs, study finds

Written by | 18 Oct 2023

An American born in 2019 will spend a larger share of their lifetime taking prescription drugs than being married or receiving an education, according to new research by… read more.

People who are in good shape take fewer mental-health related medication

Written by | 1 Sep 2023

“We find that people who are in better shape fill fewer prescriptions for anxiety and depression medications,” says Linda Ernstsen, the senior author of the article and an… read more.

Researchers to explore 3D printing medication tailored to pediatric patients

Written by | 19 Aug 2023

Researchers at Texas A&M University will spearhead a groundbreaking project to revolutionize medication administration for pediatric patients, thanks to an approximately $3 million grant from the National Institutes… read more.

Patient-friendly prescription labels improve medication adherence, study finds

Written by | 18 Mar 2023

As many as half of all Americans with chronic diseases like hypertension and depression don’t take their medications as prescribed. And more than 100,000 people die due to… read more.

Half of patients in telemedicine program for opioid use disorder current with medication a month later

Written by | 25 Nov 2022

More than half of the patients who were prescribed medication to treat opioid use disorder through a virtual program established during the pandemic continued with their treatment at… read more.

Smart packaging could improve how older adults take medication

Written by | 25 Feb 2022

Older adults are open to using smart packaging to improve their medication-taking experience, a new study finds. Smart packages are used to electronically monitor when patients take their… read more.

Taking hypertensive medication at night is better

Written by | 16 Nov 2019

People with high blood pressure who take all their anti-hypertensive medication in one go at bedtime have better controlled blood pressure and a significantly lower risk of death… read more.

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